Albiasa Corp., subsidiary of Spain-based Albiasa Solar, has chosen Arizona as the new location for the renewable energy firm's development headquarters and has selected a site near Kingman, Ariz., as the future location of its 200 MW concentrating solar power (CSP) plant.
Assisted by the Arizona Department of Commerce, Albiasa's projects will create up to 2,000 construction jobs and more than 100 permanent jobs for Arizonans. The company recently opened a sales, marketing and engineering office in Phoenix to serve as its Arizona headquarters.
The Albiasa project uses parabolic CSP technology similar to that at the SEGS I-IV power plants in the California Mojave Desert. Albiasa Solar has worked for years in Spain to improve the parabolic trough technology, making overall operation and cost of CSP more efficient. The Albiasa trough collector has been assessed as the most efficient parabolic trough system in the world, according to the Arizona Department of Commerce.
SOURCE: Arizona Department Of Commerce